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2 new Giant Transformers statues in China!

Transformers News: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 11:52AM CDT

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If you haven't noticed yet the Chinese love Transformers, with numerous conventions and toy expos the occasional car race in Bumblebee clones and of course giant statues made from metal.
Taking a bunch of junk and welding it together to construct giant Transformers statues seems to be something of a new national pas time in China as two new ones have popped up in the last few days.
The first is a statue made by a bunch of students that seems to be inspired by movie Optimus Prime:

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Read up on it by clicking here!

And now the newest sighting, a giant Movie verse Optimus Prime:

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This thing is 10 meters tall and stands at the Bird’s Nest at Beijing Olympic Park check out more images by clicking here.

So any guesses at when the Chinese start building real Transformers out of boredom?

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Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1097909)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 14th, 2010 @ 11:57am CDT
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Optimus Prime: Why is my head cartoon-ishly blocky?
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Ninja Scourge! :lol: The reason why I say that is because the head reminds me of Scourge for some reason :lol:
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1097931)
Posted by Colinus Maximus on July 14th, 2010 @ 1:08pm CDT
If they do start building actual Transformers I doubt it'd be out of boredom. Imagine having a platoon of Transformers marching along with the Chinese army. Many surrenders.
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098023)
Posted by Overcrusher on July 14th, 2010 @ 3:52pm CDT
That other one is based on a great and noble chinese general, so I have read.
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098030)
Posted by DMSL on July 14th, 2010 @ 4:20pm CDT
That Prime statue is freaking AWESOME!!!
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098056)
Posted by dragons on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:16pm CDT
:APPLAUSE: wow that preim is almost life size compared to the prime in theactual movie its hard to tell comparing it to smalle buildings in background like that way to go
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098110)
Posted by tarZen on July 14th, 2010 @ 7:36pm CDT
The other one is Guan Yu, one of the three famous sworn brothers of the Three Kingdoms era. He's long been deified and worshipped by Chinese as the God of War and Martial Arts.
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098188)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 15th, 2010 @ 12:03am CDT
dragons wrote::APPLAUSE: wow that preim is almost life size compared to the prime in theactual movie its hard to tell comparing it to smalle buildings in background like that way to go


Actually, he's life size and then some. A meter is 3.28 feet. 10 meters puts him at 32.8 feet tall. The animation model, according to the game guide from the first movie, is 28-30 feet tall. So, yeah, this statue is actually life sized and then some.

And he looks incredible. I'm just so impressed by this guy, and I can't imagine what kind of work went into his construction. Whoever the people are, they are to be commended for such incredible talent.

My only crit, is that his antennae are a tad too long and more G1-ish, but that's so unimportant when he's that awesome.
Re: 2 new Giant Transformers statues in China! (1098655)
Posted by Omega Rodimus on July 15th, 2010 @ 9:46pm CDT
is it me, or does the one with the staff remind anyone else of zeta prime just because of the head?
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